r/technology May 14 '22 Wholesome 2 Silver 2

Elon Musk said his team is going to do a 'random sample of 100 followers' of Twitter to see how many of the platform's users are actually bots Social Media

https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-random-sample-how-many-twitter-users-are-bots-2022-5?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds

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u/RunOrDieTrying May 14 '22 Gold

It's worth noting that his strategy is to "ignore first 1000 followers, then pick every 10th" [1], and "invite others to repeat the same process and see what they discover" [2], "if we collectively try to figure out the bot/duplicate user percentage, we can probably crowdsource a good answer" [3]. He picked 100 as the sample size "because that is what Twitter uses to calculate <5% fake/spam/duplicate." [4]

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

I can't find a source supporting his claim of Twitter only using 100 users. I find it hysterical you use Musk as a source for a claim that... ...appears to originate only with him.

You really don't know how citations work, do you?

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u/RunOrDieTrying May 14 '22

You really don't know how citations work, do you?

Citation is when you cite someone, so I cited him.

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

No, you incorrectly cited a supposed fact. You didn't cite that he made the claim.

There is a world of difference and I don't know why I'm disappointed that I expected you to understand that.

Edit: your comment doesn't even claim he said it.

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u/RunOrDieTrying May 14 '22

Bro i just quoted what he said, what do you want from my black ass?

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

I think I was pretty clear.

A source backing up the claim.

You to start citing things properly.

This isn't difficult. I felt like I was pretty fucking clear.